THE CENTRAL IMAGE OF THE ALTARPIECE OF OUR CHURCH WAS DONATED BY MR. Fco. DE MOURE

Taking into account the will of D. Francisco de Moure, delivered on a date that is unknown but it is known that prior to June 12, 1636, some eleven years after starting with the construction of the altarpiece of Nª Sª de la Antigua, and in a new document that seems to include a new will, previously granted orally, D. Francisco de Moure donated, to the Colegio de la Compañía, the image of Nª Sª de la Antigua, which at that time was already finished and probably installed in its place . Practically this donation implied the resignation to collect the work carried out in the same and in the face of his heirs his will that it not be included in the valuation of goods and work that remained to be collected.

We include here a fragment of the grant signed on the already indicated date of 1636:

«… now to avoid differences that may arise between your heirs, even if you leave your probate in charge of not giving rise to such differences, in the best way and in the right way, donate again ratifying the verbal donation to that refers, the happiness and image in front of my scrivano and witnesses, so that, as said, the difference that may be had between the said his heirs close of said ymagen, or the price of him if he has to enter or not in the fifth of his assets, which he has provided in said testament; … »